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Margaret Chung: First American-Born Chinese Female Doctor

Portrait of Margaret Chung by artist Amelie Chabannes.

Grade Level Grades 6-12
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In 1916, Margaret Chung became the first American-born Chinese female doctor. Throughout her career, Chung persevered against discrimination based on her race, gender, and presumed sexuality. Learn about Chung’s inspiring career in medicine and her contributions to the U.S. war effort during WWII in this video from Unladylike2020. Support materials include discussion questions, vocabulary, a “Real Heroes” comic book analysis, and research extension tips.

UNLADYLIKE2020 is a production of Unladylike Productions in association with THIRTEEN’s American Masters. UNLADYLIKE2020's collection of educational resources was created by The WNET Group’s Kids Media & Education Department with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

More information and resources available at: https://unladylike2020.com/ and https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/unladylike2020/

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Margaret Chung Lesson Plan.pdf

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June 2, 2021
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Margaret Chung Comic Book Analysis.pdf

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June 2, 2021
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Margaret Chung_Recursos Educativos.pdf

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March 15, 2022
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MargaretChung_RealHeroes_ESPANOL.pdf

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March 15, 2022
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The First American-Born Chinese Woman Doctor | Unladylike2020 | American Masters | PBS
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